Almandine Garnet in Muscovite
Spruce Pine, Avery County, North Carolina, USA
Small Cabinet, 9.1 x 7.3 x 0.1 cm
Ex. Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences
A beautiful "windowpane" muscovite cleavage with bright, gemmy, sparkling red garnets sitting inside! Note it is like a sheet of can see through to the stand behind it. Classic old material from this important historic locality. While mined into the later 1900s, most specimens of later years were ugly and dull incomparison to the bright association here.